EquityChair is more than just a recruitment business. We provide access to an enviable network of experienced Chairmen and Non Executive Directors (we like to call them Influencers) through three distinct business lines:

The Chairman/NED as Influencer

Why do we keep using this word?

It’s just that in our experience the most effective Chairs and Non Executive Directors operating in the lean, growth focused management teams we work with seem to get the best results when they influence rather than try to instruct!

It is more than just a style point though. We believe that it is fundamental to the nature of the role as an effective value creator.

The Brexit Agenda – The Contemporary FD Summit 2017

As part of our ongoing FD events programme, we recently held our annual FD Summit with Smith and Williamson.

The main topic of the event was the Finance Director’s role as a navigator of risk.

Brexit was of course on the agenda and for one session we debated five key questions on the subject and what the priorities, challenges and opportunities are for high growth, high potential companies.

Click here for a summary of the deliberations which we hope you find interesting and thought provoking.

Contact us if you are looking to find a Chairman or Non Executive Director or looking to add to your existing portfolio of roles

With over 15 years experience of working with Boards of SMEs, both privately owned and Private Equity Backed, we have a deep understanding of what makes a Board work and deliver value to the business. This allows us to provide advice to investors, individual businesses and Chairmen/NXDs at all stages of an organisation's evolution.

BVCA Annual Gala Dinner

We are always pleased to work with the BVCA and sponsored the Annual Gala Dinner again in December 2016.

Here is a short video from the event.

We are also very pleased to be working with them at the High Growth Conference on 20th June 2017, hosting a Round Table session.

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  • "Cindy at Equitychair has been working with Big Society Capital for a while now helping us to build a pool of talented, commercial Non-Executives for our funds and their investments. When we were looking for a partner to work with on this we explored lots of different options. As soon as we met Cindy we were clear that she was the person we..."

    Sarah Davies, Talent Specialist
  • "Thanks for your work on this Cindy – I don’t think had we had a blank sheet of paper, we could have written a CV for a more suitable candidate.     "

    Christine Chang, Big Society Capital
  • "We were seeking a non-exec chairman for an existing portfolio company. Cindy made a number of high quality introductions that were "on brief" from which we are delighted to have made an appointment. The whole process was straightforward, efficient and effective.   "

    John Hudson, Spring Ventures
  • "We were in exclusive discussions on a private equity deal and were keen to have a Chairman lined up prior to completion.  Through EquityChair’s Swift Network Access, Cindy Casciani quickly identified a number of quality candidates, one of whom was of particular interest and relevance.  Within a matter of days we were able to meet with him and..."

    Alex Brebbia, Manging Partner
  • "We were introduced to Cindy Casciani at EquityChair by one of our investors, ETF to work with us to find a Chairman to join the board of Voltea. We are a VC backed technology business providing award winning technology that desalinates brackish water at a lower economic and environmental cost than any other available technology. As an international business (headquartered in The Netherlands) but..."

    Bryan Brister, CEO, Voltea
  • "I work in recruitment so I know how poor some recruiters can be, Equity Chair delivered exactly the service they said they would, on time and with professionalism.  I really would recommend them "

    Andy Hogarth, Staffline Group plc
  • "Having worked with Cindy over many years when we were both at different organisations I was well aware of the quality of her work and so when we were looking for a new Advisory Board Member she was the obvious choice. It was a difficult assignment as we had a very specific requirement in mind and the target pool is small and specialised.  Cindy..."

    Roy McKelvie, Founding Partner, Schiehallion Partners
  • "Total Capital Partners worked with EquityChair to recruit a Chairman for our recent investment in Meter Provida.  Cindy Casciani was careful to listen and understand what was needed not only in terms of skills and experience but also cultural fit.  She provided an excellent short-list of candidates, all of a very high calibre. Throughout the process, Cindy provided continued support as we..."

    Natalie Eastham, Managing Partner, Total Capital Partners
  • "Lyceum Capital works with Equity Chair on a regular basis. Most recently on Curocare, we engaged with them at an early stage in our review of the market for potential Chairman, Cindy identified and introduced us to a number of interesting candidates and led to an efficient appointment as the deal closed. We shall certainly use Equity Chair on future opportunities. "

    Simon Hitchcock, Partner, Lyceum Capital
  • "I was introduced to Cindy Casciani at EquityChair as part of my networking to build my non executive portfolio. Over this time, Cindy has been in touch regularly with a number of interesting and relevant private equity backed deals, some of which were very early stage and did not progress to completion. However, Cindy was incredibly professional in her management of the process, giving me..."

    Neil Gillis, Chairman of CuroCare
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